KSI vs Logan Paul 2 rematch: ‘For a million dollars I’ll fight both of them at once’, Tony Bellew says ahead of YouTubers’ bout

8 Nov

The future of boxing is NOT KSI vs Logan Paul, says Tony Bellew ahead of the YouTubers’ fight tonight.

KSI and Paul rematch on Saturday in Los Angeles after their first bout last August ended in a draw, with the likes of Billy Joe Saunders and Devin Haney on the undercard.

There will be no headguards this time around as both KSI and Paul have turned professional, with the fight taking place in the cruiserweight division and lasting for six rounds.

KSI and Logan Paul have engaged in a war of words ahead of their rematch, promoted by Eddie Hearn
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KSI claimed last year’s bout sold more than 1million pay-per-view buys, with the majority viewing the fight on YouTube.

The rematch has been picked up by the traditional media, with DAZN showing it in the United States and Sky Sports broadcasting it for £9.95 in the United Kingdom.

While no one will know exactly how many pay-per-views are registered until after the fight, breaking the 1m mark is well on the cards given how well the first bout did.

And while Tony Bellew is impressed a fight between two YouTube personalities will outsell nearly every other pay-per-view, he is confident this is NOT the future of the sport.

Speaking to talkSPORT’s Sports Breakfast last month, Bellew said: “You can’t knock it, you’ve gotta give them fair play and credit for doing it.

“But to start saying it’s the future of boxing, give me a break, don’t talk nonsense…

“I’m not gonna lie to you guys, it’s probably gonna do more buys than 90 per cent of pay-per-views.

“That’s the crazy situation we’re looking it, it’s just insane.”


KSI vs Logan Paul 2 rematch details including where to watch and start time


Billy Joe Saunders has been criticised for accepting a place on the undercard, and he’s defended his decision to play second fiddle to the YouTube stars.

But would Bellew have made the same decision as Saunders for, say, one million dollars?

As a matter of fact, it turns out he’d do even more than that.

“For a million dollars I’ll fight the two of them at once,” he added to talkSPORT host Alan Brazil.

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